'''Illinois Institute of Technology''', commonly called '''Illinois Tech''' or '''IIT''', is a private Ph.D.
-granting Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education#Doctorate-granting Universities|research university
located in Chicago
, in the U.S. state
, with programs in engineering
, communication studies|communications
, industrial technology
, information technology
. It traces its history to several 19th century engineering and professional education institutions.